Apparently December 12th is National Gingerbread House Day!

Who decided that and why? We don’t mind, we love a good excuse for something tasty in our lives and a Gingerbread House screams fun and tasty all at once.

A fondness for gingerbread suggests brevity is the order of the day for this blog so, rather than wax lyrical about the history of gingerbread, I’ll let the learned body, English Heritage, provide the background in A short history of gingerbread By Sam Bilton (it’s actually rather fascinating) and I’ll skip merrily onto gingerbread construction.

By the way: You may want to try some Gingerbread hot chocolate before, during or afterwards!

Here are some inspirational recipes!

BBC Simple gingerbread house

BBC Gingerbread cookie cottage

BBC Homemade gingerbread cottage

BBC Mini gingerbread houses

BBC Samuel’s gingerbread birdhouse

Great British Bake Off – Gingerbread House

Gingerbread Garage – James Martin (of course)

Vegan Gingerbread Recipe

Jamie Oliver gluten free gingerbread

BBC Gluten Free Gingerbread

A short history of gingerbread By Sam Bilton

Gingerbread hot chocolate

Do let us know how you get on, share with us on social media (you’ll find links on the right hand side of this page or at the bottom on mobile). We’d love to hear from you, to see some pictures and by all means share ideas for next year. We already have a growing list we couldn’t fit into this challenge.

Please continue to follow our Advent Challenge here

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